Education

Education globally faces the challenge of bridging the gap between employment and education. We’ve been involved in some of the key discussions here especially in relation to India, such as: how will India realise its demographic dividend by skilling its young population? How can current learning models adapt in a world of exciting new education technology?

In early 2015, we launched a major report ahead of the World Economic Forum at Davos in conjunction with GEMS Education and UNESCO, analysing the corporate CSR spend by the Fortune Global 500 companies on education.

Our activities include:

  • Market entry analysis
  • International collaborations, especially with India
  • Joint ventures
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Economic modelling and macro research

Projects

  • Market entry and joint ventures

    We have supported several Indian and UK education institutions build partnerships, in terms of joint ventures, developing joint courses and supporting market entry for European and Indian educational institutions.

  • Fostering innovation in education

    We produce annual market-leading conferences in London and Bangalore each year. They bring together the policy-maker, education and technology communities in the UK, Europe India and elsewhere.

  • Advisory for strategic acquisitions

    We assist a number of international clients on entering the education markets in the UK and India through strategic acquisitions. We assisted the sale of a UK college through a difficult economic climate. We identified a consortium of new investors, interviewed and identified the new management team.

  • Social enterpreneurship and edtech incubators

    Our seminal report Social Enterprise in Pakistan: Unlocking Innovation Through Enterprise Incubation says business schools in Pakistan can offer huge growth potential in delivering hybrid financial return and social impact. We are currently working with a number of edtech incubators in Pakistan and South Africa to help build capacity.